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October 18, 2020
Leaf Peeper Progress from Sew'n Wild Oaks Quilting Blog

 Hello Everyone,

I've been enjoying the nice Fall weather while making leaves......lots, and lots of leaves for my Leaf Peeper design.


I have about 25 leaves ready to be stitched together and tacked on to the block layout sheets.  The following two  pictures show a leaf using the same background fabric, but the leaf fabric is different.


I'm making only two leaves with the same background.

My pile of leaves is getting bigger by the day.  I'm preparing for a Leaf Peepers class via Zoom tomorrow to my quilt guild.  This is an experiment for me ...

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October 10, 2020
Leaf Peepers 2.0 from Sew'n Wild Oaks Quilting Blog

 Hello Everyone,

Fall has arrived here in the mountains.


When I was working on my Leaf Peeper quilt on the dining room table, Mr. Joe kept bringing me leaves from our little maple tree.  By the end of the day I had a pile of real leaves on the table, and a design wall full of leaves.

This is not the final layout, as the quilt is going to be considerably larger.  It is going to take me weeks to pull this quilt together just the way I want it to look.  I have to find the perfect fabric to ...

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October 5, 2020
Leaf Peepers in Batik from Sew'n Wild Oaks Quilting Blog

 Hello Everyone,

My sister was here for the past week, and we've been busy making another Leaf Peeper quilt with batik fabrics.


I  selected the fabrics for each leaf, and cut them out.  I marked the stitching lines for the components, then my sister stitched them together.

Warning, warning, warning.....these leaves are very addicting!  I find it fun to select the four fabrics needed for each block.  My sister thinks it fun to sew them together.  It was a perfect combination of efforts.


I'm going to make my quilt in a gradation of colors, from light to ...

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July 29, 2020
Crossing the Pond from Sew'n Wild Oaks Quilting Blog

Ahoy Mateys,

I've been blown off course over the past couple of weeks, and finally had a chance to get back to my new "Crossing the Pond" pattern.


I'll be adding my latest block to the design wall this week. It is so gratifying to watch the quilt come together.  Today I'll make more sashing sections, and watch the quilt grow.


Thank you all for your orders in my Etsy shop for my "Leaf Peeper" quilt pattern.  You've been keeping me very busy filling orders!  If I had another few hours in each day, I would ...

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July 26, 2020
The Leaf Peepers Pattern Is Available Now from Sew'n Wild Oaks Quilting Blog

Hello Everyone,

I put the finishing touches on the pattern cover yesterday and my Leaf Peepers pattern is now ready for prime time.


I guess I shouldn't wish my life away, but I'm looking forward to Autumn.  Maybe it's positive thinking that the current situation our country is in will get better.  I'm ready to sit back and enjoy a pumpkin spice latte!


Click HERE if you are interested in purchasing a pattern.

I hope you have a great Sunday.  

Stay well,
Lynn

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July 25, 2020
Leaf Peepers is a Wrap from Sew'n Wild Oaks Quilting Blog

Hello Everyone,

I played hooky from quilting yesterday and took Leaf Peepers out on a photo shoot.


I wanted to have a good picture to put on the front of the pattern. I will release the pattern this week and put it on my Etsy site.


We headed out to Ironstone Winery in Murphys, CA because we knew this old building was there.


There was such a difference in the color of the quilt going from sunlight to shadow.


This is probably my favorite picture, but it doesn't really showcase the quilt with any detail.


It was hot yesterday ...

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July 21, 2020
Completion.....Almost from Sew'n Wild Oaks Quilting Blog

Hello Everyone,

I'm on the road to completion of Leaf Peepers.  The binding is going on.



As soon as the binding is finished, we will take this quilt out for a photo shoot for the front cover.  Then this quilt will be totally in the finished column.

In Between Stitches has kits listed on their website HERE.  The kits aren't ready just yet, but you'd better get on the list soon if you want to make a Leaf Peepers quilt.

I love it once the binding is made, and stitched onto the quilt.  I love to sit ...

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July 18, 2020
Machine Quilting Leaf Peepers from Sew'n Wild Oaks Quilting Blog

Hello Everyone,

Well, she's off the long arm and ready for binding.....not.



I figured out my traveling pattern around the quilt pretty quickly.  My traveling pattern means not too much stopping and starting.


You can see by the backside that it is fairly dense quilting.


But then I saw this on the back of the quilt.  I had a row of leaves where the tension was off.  I can't repeat what I said when I saw this.  You would be very disappointed in my use of profanity.  It took me maybe 30 minutes to stipple a row ...

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July 14, 2020
Machine Quilting Leaf Peepers from Sew'n Wild Oaks Quilting Blog

Hello Everyone,

Yesterday, I jumped ship and stopped working on "Crossing The Pond" and switched over to machine quilting Leaf Peepers.  

I was going to do cross-hatching in the border, but at the last minute I switched to feathers.  I can do feathers in my sleep.  I have my music on and then I just go for it.  I had my iPad on shuffle, and listened to everything from Gregorian Chant music, to AC/DC, to Christmas carols.  It was quite the line-up of hits!


I wasn't quite sure what to quilt in the setting squares, so I went ...

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July 8, 2020
Leaf Peepers from Sew'n Wild Oaks Quilting Blog

Hello Everyone,

Leaf Peepers is waiting to go under the needle and be machine quilted.  The quilt is draped over an antique sled which makes the perfect prop for displaying my quilts.


I think I will do a simple cross-hatch in the borders.  I'm under the gun time wise with this one. Don't ask me what I'm going to quilt in the interior of the quilt.  I'm still waiting to get a "spark" of inspiration.  Hopefully it comes to me soon. Maybe I need to go walk around the block and clear my over-crowded brain.


I ...

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June 28, 2020
Leaf Peepers from Sew'n Wild Oaks Quilting Blog

Hello Everyone,

Busy days here at Wilder's Last Resort.  I raked up all of my leaves and stitched them all together for my new "Leaf Peepers" pattern.  Borders will be the next order of business once I figure out what I'm going to do. 


The majority of the leaves are made with "October Morning" fabric by Kim Diehl for Henry Glass Fabrics.  The setting squares are from Kim's "Wit and Wisdom" fabric line.  I have the leaf part of the pattern written which was the hardest part.  Now I have to finish the rest of it.

I ...

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June 23, 2020
Leaves are Falling from Sew'n Wild Oaks Quilting Blog

Hello Everyone,

Now here is a nice pile of leaves that I didn't mind raking!


I love the way the rake matches the turquoise in the leaves.  How do you like the new shingles on the wishing well?  Maybe it will start a trend.


Mazey is our little helper when we are out in the yard.  She also acts as our "bear" early warning system.  She barks and acts differently when the scent of bear is in the air.  We've learned to pay attention, and heed her warning signal.


I'll start sewing the blocks together today once ...

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June 20, 2020
Raking Leaves from Sew'n Wild Oaks Quilting Blog

Hello Everyone,

I've been adding to my pile of leaves for my new Leaf Peeper quilt.


Now this is a pile of leaves that I wouldn't mind raking!  The fabric is October Morning by Kim Diehl for Henry Glass & Co.


Yet again, another visitor during dinner.  The bear walked up out of the woods and into our yard yesterday.  This is the second time this week we've been visited by a bear.  It was not afraid of us at all, but it didn't enjoy hearing Mazey's barking.


This bear is much darker than our usual ...

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June 16, 2020
Leaf Peepers from Sew'n Wild Oaks Quilting Blog

Hello Everyone,

Are you wondering where I've been for the past week?  Well, I've been getting ready to spend some time with friends, while taking a quilting break.  It gets pretty intense during my Madam Ambassador months for Henry Glass & Co., and I need a few days to step back from the computer and the sewing machine.


But then I couldn't help myself when my fabric order arrived from In Between Stitches.  The fabric line is called, "October Morning" by Kim Diehl for Henry Glass & Co. This line is going to go fast!


The setting squares are ...

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